Cookie Dough Oatmeal

My perspective on life is gradually changing. Actually it has probably shifted and matured throughout my life, but I have especially noticed a change in recent times.

I think as a young adult it is very tempting (and natural) to fixate on those big life events that we would like to see come to reality. And I think it is also important to be goal-oriented and imagine possibilities for the future – this is what moves us forward in life. But I’m also trying to remember that, since (unlike God) I am stuck in chronological time, the past is mostly confined to memories, and the future is not part of my current reality. I have no control over it really, and I don’t even know how many days I have in front of me in this life.

So – today is the day! My perspective has changed to focus on Today. I’m trying to breathe, simplify, focus, listen, and take a moment to look around and also really notice the people I encounter throughout my day.

This doesn’t have too much to do with oatmeal, except that morning and breakfastime is sometimes a good time to contemplate The Meaning of Life. And this is one seriously sweet way to do it.

This is a dramatic statement, but this is probably the best-tasting oatmeal I’ve ever had. Here’s why:

Cookie butter, dark chocolate chips and sweetened coconut make for a dreamy combination that takes this oatmeal into the indulgent dessert category of comfort food.

I’ve mentioned this cookie butter before (see No Bake Cookies). It’s from Trader Joe’s. If you don’t have one near you, it looks like  Biscoff Spread is very similar (although I haven’t tried it).

I hope you give this a try! It would be great for breakfast, but also at the end of a bad day at work when you just need something indulgent and comforting. The combination of buttery, gingerbready flavor with melting chocolate chips and crunchy coconut should heal you up just fine.

Cookie Dough Oatmeal

Loosely inspired by Eat Like Me

Makes 1 serving

Ingredients
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
1 tablespoon cookie butter
1-2 tablespoons sweetened coconut flakes
1-2 tablespoons dark chocolate chips

Directions
Cook oatmeal as directed on the package (be sure to include a pinch of salt). Stir in cookie butter, coconut flakes, and chocolate chips. Enjoy!

Note: These measurements are approximate – feel free to add or subtract per your preference. Also, I used old-fashioned oats, but feel free to use whatever kind you like (quick-cooking, steel-cut, etc).


“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.
Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
- Matt. 6:33

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  • http://shecooksandheeats.wordpress.com kat

    YUM! Another way to eat “cookies” in the morning! I need to get my hands on this cookie butter! Everyone is using it! What does cookie butter taste like? What kinda cookie? Lol

    • http://blueberriesandcream.com Jessie

      I believe it’s based on Speculoos biscuits. I’ve seen the flavor described as a combination of gingerbread and almond butter. It’s amazing stuff!

  • http://alimentageuse.wordpress.com Lisa Mai

    Beautiful picture! I’ve seen this Cookie butter everywhere, it must be delicious!

    • http://blueberriesandcream.com Jessie

      Thank you! It really is…

  • Cynthia

    Ephesians 2:10 “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.” A good friend of mine has said, “Trust God and do the next thing.” Good advice. Jim Elliott also said, “Wherever you are, be all there.” I like that advice, too.

    May your trust in the Lord abound as you grow in grace. Thanks for the new recipe. :) And the encouragement to be content and patiently and faithfully walk the journey the Lord has laid out for me.

    • http://blueberriesandcream.com Jessie

      Thank you so much for these words of encouragement! Exactly where I am at. I’ve been thinking about that verse in Ephesians a lot actually…

      • Anonymous

        Oooh I happened upon the Biscoff spread at World Market today! I actually get to try this recipe tomorrow! (We don’t have a TJ’s nearby, but when I visit my fully in So Cal next month, I’ll be sure to pick up a jar of TJ’s cookie butter!). So jazzed…

        • http://blueberriesandcream.com Jessie

          Oh good! I hope you liked the oatmeal!

  • Kristin Streich

    That has got to be one of my favorites!  I use it often as my “calm down” self-talk.

    • http://www.jessienextdoor.com/ Jessie

       Me too!!

  • http://asheatsalot.wordpress.com/ Ashley

    that looks so good! almost makes me want to drive over to trader joes this instant so i can have it for breakfast tomorrow!

    • http://www.jessienextdoor.com/ Jessie

       I’m telling you…having Cookie Butter in your house is so worth the drive! :)

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